Originally Posted by roverhi
Golf cart batteries are typically the cheapest per amp hour. Given their intended use, they are also the most robust batteries that are easy to find. Given the wide spread golf craze at almost every resort in the world, they are also easily found even in quite remote
areas. The biggest thing about golf cart batteries is they aren't big. They aren't light but a hell of a lot easier to carry and move around than a comparable 2
I second the golf cart battery.
Trojan is the best. Brand does matter in the studies I have read. Rolls are the best, but the most expensive.
You get what you pay for. Most agree that the trojan brand is a great battery. The T105 gives you 220ah @ 6v. Price
right now seems to be around 160-220 USD here in Texas
. You could get a battery cheaper, but will it last ?
For me, a do it yourselfer, I would rather lug a 65LB battery, than a 130 lb battery. The connection problem is really not a issue, just a bit more expense initally. Keep them clean, charged, equalized and ventilated and dry, should be no problem.
Some real promising technology coming down the road soon for batteries. But as with most things, early adopters will pay more.
Flooded wet cells can last a long time with proper care. The price
to ah point seems to be the best, and they are available.